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Why Making and the Arts Need Each Other to Survive and Thrive in Schools

Ed Surge – Cynthia Day

“The reality is, within and outside of schools, learning is taking place in ways that are profoundly nonlinear—cyclically, recursively, seasonally, developmentally, reactively and divergently (shown above). The non-linearity of learning is not a new idea. Conditions in society’s economic and technological spheres, however—at levels from local to global—have amped up stresses on our schooling systems more than ever before as we work within the confines of time. What forces, then, may allow us to break the chains with which time and funding bind us to those linear practices? My answer to you is this: We must bring more arts programming—and blend it with the maker movement—into our schools.”(more)

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